SEMINOLE – This Sunday, August 16, KAM-BABS Promotions returns to the Historic Porpoise Pub with a very special “Screwie Louie’s Original Scene” concert which will feature performances from five original local acts, a clothing drive benefiting the Clothes To Kids charity, and a special presentation from the Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society and the Tampa Bay Music Hall of Fame.
As part of the “AMPD” (Area Musicians Promoting Diversity) concert series presented by KAM-BABS Promotions, “Screwie Louie’s Original Scene” is a monthly concert that is held at the historic Porpoise Pub in Seminole, and which showcases original bands and artists from the Tampa Bay area. the goal of the concert series is to raise awareness and excitement for local, original music.
Sunday’s show will feature musical performances by Koncrete Kite, 75 South, Ragged Old Souls, Earl Foote, and Rebecca Field of Undercover Betty.
Formed in 1995, Koncrete Kite is a riff-rock oriented band influenced by both the 1970’s hard rock genre, as well as the post-Nirvana grunge genre. Throughout their 20-year journey, the band has releases five albums including “Can of Bliss” (1997), “Grounded” (2000), “The Joy of Bee Stings” (2004), “Full of Bull” (2012), and “Bottle the Spin” (2015). The band consists of Joe Bove (lead vocals/guitar/piano), Greg Bove (rhythm guitar), Chris Bove (bass/vocals), and Rich Bove (drums/percussion/vocals).
Formed in 2014, 75 South is a southern rock and blues band based out of Spring Hill. The band consists of John Dalton (guitar/vocals), Trent Sholl (bass/vocals), “G Force” Jim Goncalo (drums/vocals), Peter Kane (B3/Piano), and “Smokin’” Joe Sadowski (harmonica/vocals).
Formed in early 2014 by former members of several long time running Tampa Bay rock and jam bands, Ragged Old Souls is a six-piece outfit that fuses rock, funk, reggae, and blues. The band consists of Enid “Soulshaker” Ortiz (lead vocals), “Broadside” Berns (guitar), “Little” Bobby Tables (bass), Livingston Dagger (guitar), Javier Escalante (alto Saxophone), and “Savage” Henry (drums).
A true veteran of the Tampa Bay music scene, Earl Foote is mostly remembered as the former lead singer and founding member of the hugely popular 1990’s area rock band, Bleeding Hearts. Following the breakup of Bleeding Hearts, Earl Foote continued on as a solo artist, releasing several albums which showcased his unique lyrical talent..
Another veteran of the Tampa Bay music scene, Rebecca Field has been a local mainstay for over 30 years. Field has played in some of the areas most popular bands such as Cheeky Monkey, as well as her current band, Undercover Betty.
Aside from the musical performances, KAM-BABS Promotions will also be conducting a clothing drive at the event as well. The clothing drive is to benefit the Clothes To Kids charity which provides new and quality used clothing to low-income or in crisis, school-age children in Pinellas County, free of charge. Anyone who would like to donate any new or used children’s clothing is asked to bring the clothing to the event. A large Clothes To Kids donation box will be set up near the main stage inside the Porpoise Pub.
In edition to the clothing drive, the event will also feature a special presentation being made to Earl Foote from the Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society and the Tampa Bay Music Hall of Fame, where Foote will receive his official “Plaque of Nomination” for Bleeding Hearts’ nomination for the Tampa Bay Music Hall of Fame.
As always, Sunday’s show is free to attend, and will also feature various vendors selling their goods at the event as well. The show will start at 1:00pm with Rebecca Field and Earl Foote performing on the outside deck, and Koncrete Kite, Ragged Old Souls, and 75 South performing on the indoor main stage starting at 3:00pm. The Porpoise Pub is located at 8701 Seminole Blvd. In Seminole.
The event is sponsored in part by KAM Music Publishing, Bay Area Band Source, Shark Alley Records, 50 Legs, Full Access Magazine’s “Local Access with Keith Wilkins” music news column, atombash.com’s “St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Scene” music column, the Tampa Bay Music Scene Historical Society, the Tampa Bay Music Hall of Fame, and the Florida Music Hall of Fame.